Friday Night Live! Marion Hayden and Alvin Waddles perform live scores for Silent Films by Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Having purchased a Cine-Kodak kit, which included a Cine-Kodak camera, 16mm film and a projector, Reverend Solomon Sir Jones was able to produce and exhibit films documenting African-American life in the mid-1920s Oklahoma.

These films capture a cross-section of black society, including children, deacons, young professionals, homemakers, businessmen, community leaders, landowners, field workers, students and neighbors. These films are presented with a live, original score by pianist Alvin Waddles and bassist Marion Hayden. 

 

Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.